Are you tired of shaving or waxing? Do you get razor bumps or acne-like breakouts when you get rid of unwanted hair? If so, you may want to consider laser hair removal. Laser hair reduction removes unwanted body hair by destroying the follicle and stunting/stopping the growth of new hair. Laser hair removal can be done in almost any area of the body where unwanted hair is present. Thanks to advances in technology, people of almost any skin type/tone can safely have laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is not permanent but most patients see a vast reduction in new growth for months to years. This is a different person to person. Removing unwanted hair often requires a few office visits. Most patients need between 6 to 8 treatments. Afterwards, most patients are free of unwanted hair for several months. When the hair regrows, most patients see noticeably less hair than before. The hair also tends to be finer and lighter in colour.
Laser Hair Removal works by an intensely concentrated beam of light in a series of high-repetition pulses work to deactivate the growth of hair follicles and inhibit any further growth, so you can say “Bye” to razor burn and bumps!
Getting laser hair removal may seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re wanting a large area done. The best advice we have is to listen to your professional laser technician! Laser hair removal is very successful when patients stick to their treatment plan and avoid anything that may hinder/alter results. Here are some basics you should know before getting laser hair removal:
- Avoid direct sunlight from hitting your treated skin 2 weeks before to 2 weeks after treatment.
- Not use a tanning bed, sun lamp, or any other indoor tanning equipment 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after.
- Make sure you’re not on any photosensitizing medications, such as antibiotics or steroids.
Typically, immediately after your laser hair removal treatment, you can see some redness and/or swelling. This often looks like a mild sunburn. Applying a cool compress can help reduce your discomfort. If you live in an area (like Texas) that has hot summers, it is best to do your laser hair removal in the cooler months. Overall, laser hair removal not only frees up time in your routine but also gives you confidence and smoother more even-looking skin. No need to worry about “5 o’clock shadow” showing up at the pool or beach with you!